World: The Return

One of the most intriguing episodes following the Algerian cease-fire was the homecoming of Mohammed Ben Bella.

Considered the ablest and most popular of the F.L.N. rebels, Ben Bella was kidnaped in 1956 when, together with four other Algerian leaders, he boarded a Moroccan plane to fly to Tunis. The French pilot unexpectedly landed at Algiers airport and handed his passengers over to the French, who kept them prisoners for the next five years. In accordance with the ceasefire, De Gaulle's government last week released Ben Bella and his friends from confinement in the...

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